Last night I was making a couple of close-ups of my orchids with 8x10. This is with Symmar 240/5.6 lens. I wanted to fill up the frame with the blooms, so I was pretty close, about 1:1. I just could not focus moving the lens in and out. I went all the way from infinity up to the point when I was way too close, but I could not see the sharp plane of focus. At the end, I had to lift the whole camera with the tripod (man, that's heavy) and move it back and forth to get it right. I wonder, why is that? Is it the lens? Or my eyes are failing me?